Blue Earth Cty Double Fatal 08 Aug 11

Two people are dead after a crash on Blue Earth County Road 90 Sunday afternoon.

An eastbound Chevy Cobalt driven by 23-year-old Mark Chalin of St. James apparently crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic near Pintail Avenue at about 12:30pm and crashed into an Oldsmobile Alero.

The driver of the Alero, 35-year-old Jonna Martin of Lakefield and the Cobalt’s passenger, 23-year-old Amber Menezes of Mankato were pronounced dead at the scene. Chalin was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester with serious injuries.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, and authorities say the Cobalt had been the subject of a driving complaint prior to the crash and law enforcement officers were responding to the area at the time.